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  • Covid: France schools to close under third lockdown

    3 hours ago

    French schools will close for at least three weeks as part of new national restrictions to fight rising Covid cases, President Emmanuel Macron says.

    Mr Macron said that schools would move to remote learning from next week.

    Lockdown measures, introduced in some areas of France earlier this month, are also being extended to other districts.

    All non-essential shops are to close from Saturday and there will be a ban on travelling more than 10km (six miles) from home without good reason.

    The country is facing a peak of over 5,000 people in intensive care.

    On Wednesday, the country's health ministry reported 59,038 new cases.

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    Many French people rushed to buy train tickets immediately after the announcement of a new lockdown on Wednesday evening. So the capital?s stations will likely get more crowded over the weekend as travelers planning to spend the latest lockdown outside Paris mix with those traveling to visit relatives for Easter. Some Parisians also left the capital after restrictions were imposed in the capital region a couple of weeks ago.

    France sees biggest jump in COVID-19 intensive care patients in months

    By Reuters Staff

    PARIS (Reuters) - France reported on Friday that 5,254 people were in intensive care units with COVID-19, an increase of 145 people in one day and the highest daily increase in five months.
    With new infections rising sharply, doctors expect the third wave of the virus will peak in the coming two weeks, with a further increase in ICU numbers.

    On Friday, new confirmed cases jumped by the highest week-on-week rate since the end of November, when France was in its second nationwide lockdown.
    ?The only security we have is our ability to adapt."


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      Coronavirus : cluster dans un Ehpad de Marckolsheim, des r?sidents d?j? vaccin?s contamin?s

      je ne peut savoir si c'est le seul , vu la transparence en oeuvre ...